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Alternative forms

snėg - in Central dialects

snēge - in Eastern dialects


From Old Pomorian snēiges, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *snaigas, compare to Old Prussian snāigs, Lithuanian sniegas, Latvian sniegs, Proto-Slavic **sně̑gъ. From Proto-Indo-European *snóygʷʰos, compare with Sanskrit स्नेह (snéha), English snow. The diphthong ēi is the result of an old acute intonation having lengthened the vowel. Similar change happened in Old Prussian and some Slavic languages.


/ˈsnéi.gɛ/ File:Sneige.ogv


snéige m (1st declension)

  1. snow
    jene sneige - it is snowing (snow goes)
    sneige sę tapėje - snow is melting
    sneigevėtra, sneigo vėtra - snow storm
    daugė bėle sneige - very white snow
    sneigebėle - white as snow (snow-white)


Derived terms

snėguva - snowland, land covered in (thick) snow
sneigevėke - snowman